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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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What does LOW RISK mean to you and what ELISA trying to tell me?

Dear Dr. Bob,I became a blood donor last year first of all because it is a good thing to do but also for the "selfish" reason of getting a free blood test every 6 months. My first test last year was completely normal and I was able to donate. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'll make several comments about your post.1.Becoming a blood donor because it is a good thing to do is laudable. However, becoming a blood donor to get free HIV screening is unconscionable!!! Read more »

What does LOW RISK mean to you and what ELISA trying to tell me?....tail between legs

First of all I, I owe you an apology... I feel that I did not explain myself correctly and some of my comments/questions may have come off as ignorant and/or offensive to you personally and others who are HIV+. For clarification, I donate blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that she had had a blood test done and everything came back fine...but who knows if she is telling the truth. As the window period is still considered short, I wonder if the reactive ELISA test could be trying to tell me that something is going... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results.Beyond the "window period," ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you were... Read more »

scared nurse - 2 postive ELISA

Dr. Bob,I am a 25 y/o female who recently graduated from nursing school. I am currently working as a RN on a med surg/pulmonary floor. Two weeks ago, I was drawing blood and stuck myself with the butterfly needle I was using. The patient was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no risk in your personal life. The occupational risk would come into play only if the source patient was in his or her window period (newly HIV infected and not yet making detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies). The odds are excellent that... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
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Oraquick test vs. ELISA

Posted by JillianB, 6 Replies
...it as accurate or not? I've read about false-positives, but not false negatives unless the person was still inside the window period. great... back to being worried again(worried being a huge understatement) Read more »

Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »

Test de Confirmacin Elisa ?

Posted by indefinido79, 3 Replies
...Como anda toda la gente el foro. Espero re bien! Una duda; esta semana me hago el Elisa en un laboratorio privado. Cuando consult, me dieron el precio, y que demoraba ms o menos 3 das. Pregunt que cmo hacan la confirmacin, Read more »

Blood Supply

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...know that tests are run on all blood that is donated but how do they detect HIV in the blood of someone that is in the window period? E.g. If someone was to donate 3 or 4 weeks after they were infected and had not seroconverted how is their... Read more »